Delia is a hard-working woman who dreams of seeing her two children finish their college education. She is 42 years old and married to Roosevelt who is also her business partner. Their children are Sheila Mae and Lara Kaye.
Her family lives in a community surrounded by hospitable, responsible and God-fearing people. She and her husband are engaged in farming, which is their major source of income, but with their desire to provide a better life for their family, they also engage in other businesses such as hog raising, furniture making, welding and running a small store in their village. Delia's products include basic commodities, rice, soft drinks, personal care items and hog feed.
Delia is requesting a loan of PHP 15,000, which will be used in their farm business since their income is not enough to sustain the next planting season. She hopes that through her loan, their economic status will improve
About Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc.
This loan is made possible by Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), which means “a partner in development.” ASKI has been in operation for 25 years and runs multiple successful initiatives in addition to microlending. Its main microfinance branch focuses on lending to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and fisher folk. ASKI also provides microinsurance and marketing support for borrowers, as well as educational programs to develop the skills of both borrowers and staff. The ASKI Foundation funds community development projects such as a daycare feeding program and scholarships for children. ASKI Global helps overseas Filipinos develop entrepreneurial and financial skills to maximize the impact of remittances.